In his first debate since jumping into the lead in the polls, Newt Gingrich took the lead on a controversial topic Tuesday night when he suggested that his fellow Republicans might reconsider their outright opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants.
"I do not believe that the people of the United States are going to take people who've been here for a quarter of a century … [and] separate them from their families and expel them," Gingrich said during a discussion about illegal immigration and border security. "I do believe we should control the border. I do believe we should have very severe penalties."
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